Another beautiful Saturday afternoon in September was the backdrop for this weeks North Sea Bandit IF Regatta. We started with four Bandit IFs.
In the first race, Julie already took a lead on the other skippers at the start. Moon and Rugger followed close behind. On the way to mark 4, Julie took the wrong line, causing Moon to take the lead. Julie didn’t give up yet and would battle Moon until the very end. Darb had bad luck at mark 4 and had to give up.
At the start of the second race we were with three boats. The skippers crossed the starting line almost simultaneously. Julie and Moon had better speed and immediately took the lead. Rugger had to watch as his fellow fighters sailed away from him. At the second mark, Moon took the lead, but Julie continued to follow closely. Each looking for the best line, they continue the fight for first place.
There was one DNF (Did Not Finish) and no DSQs (Disqualified) through both races and it was another successful and sporty day in The North Sea.
Race Director: Daenerys
Assistant Race Directors: Cryptic
Wind: 170° (S) 18kts
Wind: 190° (S) 18kts
Did Not Finish (DNF) = number of finish +1
Disqualified (DSQ) = number of finish + number of DNFs + 1
Did Not Start (DNS) = number of start +1
Today’s winners were Julie (JulieRoyale Resident), with Moon (Moonglownight Resident) second, and Rugger (ruggeromare Resident) in third place.
Congratulations to all of you. Thank you to everyone who came to sail and spectate.
Julie (JulieRoyale Resident) and Moon (moonglownight Resident) both finished the first race tied at the finishing line with a time of 18:47. As their final time also remains tied, as they both sailed the same boat, Rule A7 of Appendix A, Scoring, 2021 – 2024 World Sailing Racing Rules of Sailing is used to score this tie:
“If boats are tied at the finishing line or if a handicap or rating system is used and boats have equal corrected times, the points for the place for which the boats have tied and for the place(s) immediately below shall be added together and divided equally. Boats tied for a race prize shall share it or be given equal prizes.“
Therefore, both Julie and Moon receive 1.5 points, as the product for the place for which they have tied and for the place immediately below, 1 and 2, added together and divided equally.